Yacine Boularès, from the band Afro Groove Collective, talks about the different kinds of saxophones and gives a demonstration of each one. If you’d like to expand your saxophone knowledge even further, check out these Yabla videos from jazz musician Alex Terrier!
Yacine Boularès, a young French musician of Tunisian origin, demonstrates some of the differences between Western and Arabic music on his saxophone. If you like what you hear, check out Yacine’s jazz band, Afro Groove Collective.
Parisian duo, Julien Boulfray and Brieuc Carnaille sing a colorful song “Hey, tu ne me manqueras plus” (“Hey, I won’t miss you anymore”) from their album, Vertiges. Enjoy their quirky retro Pop/Rock electro style of music.
The French singer Oldelaf took his girlfriend to the Normandy beach town of Courseulles-sur-Mer, but their time there wasn’t quite as romantic as it could have been. Find out what happened in this charming music video!
The teenage violist Valentin Tournet plays an excerpt from Marin Marais’ “Folies d’Espagne” (Follies of Spain) in this interview. He talks about the folia, an early music theme from Spain, as well as the passion for music he developed at a very young age.
Overwhelmed by the amount of text messages and other technological annoyances in his life, singer-songwriter Benjamin Perrot uses this acoustic session on Le Mans TV as an opportunity to “disconnect.” Don’t let your phone distract you while watching this video!
In this nursing home in France’s Pays de la Loire, musical therapy is used to stimulate the minds of residents suffering from Alzheimer’s and other mental disorders. The directors of the program and the home explain the benefits of this still underdeveloped technique.
The young singer-songwriter Benjamin Perrot has some loud neighbors, and his walls made of cardboard aren’t exactly soundproof. You’ll see in the video why he wonders if his neighbors are actually “rabbits”....
A lot of people claim to be addicted to coffee, but hopefully none of them are as hooked on caffeine as the man in this high-energy music video from Oldelaf and Monsieur D. As long as they’re not killing people like he is, they’re probably fine!
Oldelaf (Olivier Delafosse) makes a comeback after ten years with a new whimsical song. He much prefers animals to a certain lady. No, it’s not his ex-girlfriend. We’ll give you a hint: She succeeded her father as president of the Front National party. (Oldelaf must be glad that’s all she’s president of!)
Oldelaf bares his soul in his song “La tristitude,” a portmanteau that combines tristesse (sadness) and attitude (and a little solitude). We might call it “saditude.” Listen to his lyrics and you’ll surely recognize it. Ça fait mal!
The French singer Bertrand Boulbar takes Las Vegas in this music video for his song “De paquebots en épaves” (From Liners to Wrecks). His smoky, deep voice is reminiscent of one of France’s most iconic singers, Serge Gainsbourg.
Bertrand Boulbar has been spending a lot of time in his car lately, traveling across the United States. In “Motor Hotel,” he gives us some impressions of the highway: gas stations, truckers, power lines, bad coffee….
Over sixty musicians have come together as part of UNICEF’s Paris-Africa project, which provides support to victims of the recent drought in East Africa. Their efforts have culminated in this beautiful single, Des Ricochets (Skipping Stones).